Friday, January 14, 2011

"App" chosen as the word of the year by American Dialect Society


Last year the word "tweet" managed to rise above all others with no real competition, but in 2010, the Amercan Dialect Society had a hard time choosing the winner, but ultimately, only one word was able to beat his rivals.

Runners up include words like "junk" and "Wikileaks", but the word that ended up becoming the clear winner was "app". The simple three lettered word manged to stay into the minds of consumers thanks to Apple's "there's an app for that " slogan.

If you guys want to be super duper formal, you can refer it as" application" , but it sounds more natural and easier during conversations to call it "app".

Do you guys agree with "app" as the winner ? Do you have other examples ? Share them in the "Comments Section" !

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16 comments:

Teutorix said...

I think the word boobs should be the winner :D

Vapor said...

Boobs are always winners, think of this as the second place awards.

tigey said...

You guys are kinda missing the point, the word "boob(s)" has been around for a very long time, I was thinking something that really caught your attention in 2010 (like "boxxy" - search youtube boxxy if you dont know her) :) but I don't mind, go ahead and post any word you like :)

Bart said...

boobs is way better of a word than app, app imo is boring. boobs however, are always win

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SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Depends where you browse: I'd vote for "trap".

mrbabylon said...

people actually look for junk?

Jorje said...

everywhere i turned i heard a "app" so yeah, "app" is the word.

Monster Madness said...

Congrats app...

i_love_weed said...

boobs definitly shouldve won :/

Brut said...

boobs. Or maybe Sucio has the right idea.

erics said...

magnets should have been the word of the year. btw, how do they work?

The Champ said...

Boobs

Das Auto! said...

hmmm... i use the word "tits" far more than "apps" but hey, you can't argue with statistics.

Telia Tuli said...

heh
junk
i assume it was an adult oriented thing?

Copyboy said...

I vote junk. In my heart I know it's app.

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